The RailRiders squeaked out a win against the Indians thanks to an impressive start by Eric Ruth. The right-hander threw six innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk, while striking out seven batters on the night. Relievers Tyler Olsen and Anthony Swarzak were able to come in and keep Scranton in the league by allowing only four hits and striking out in 3.0 innings of work between them.
The offense did just enough to get the win, putting together only only five hits and three runs off Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon. Chris Parmelee homered, Eddy Rodriguez had a hit and a double with an RBI, and Nick Swisher brought in a run on a sac fly. As for everyone else, Pete Kozma doubled, Aaron Judge singled, and both Ben Gamel and Jonathan Diaz walked.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 7-2 vs. Reading Fightin Phils
The Thunder beat Reading after collecting 13 hits and scoring seven runs yesterday. Kyle Higashioka hit a two-run home run, Sebastian Valle had a double and two RBI, Dustin Fowler had two hits and an RBI, and Tyler Austin had a hit, a double, and two RBI. Tyler Wade had another good game, collecting two singles and a double. Jose Rosario had two hits, while Lane Adams and Jared Mitchell had a hit each.
Trenton's pitching did the job as Daniel Camarena threw 5.0 innings of shutout ball, allowing only two hits, and striking out five batters. David Kubiak made his second appearance with the Thunder, allowing one run on two hits and three walks over 2.0 innings. Giovanny Gallegos pitched 2.0 innings to end the game, allowing three hits and striking out three.
Since making the jump to Tampa, Josh Rogers has struggled mightily on the mound. Yesterday was no different when he allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk over 5.0 innings. He was able to strike out three batters and induced seven ground balls against only two fly outs, but it wasn't enough. The bullpen pitched better, striking out four, and allowing only one hit and a walk from Travis Hissong and Matt Marsh.
The offense didn't do much, but Jorge Mateo was still able to collect a hit, a walk, and two stolen bases. Abiatal Avelino had the team's lone RBI after bringing in a run on a single. Miguel Andujar, Bo Thompson, Zack Zehner, and Cesar Diaz each singled, and Austin Aune drew a walk.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 5-1 vs. Lexington Legends
The RiverDogs came out ahead last night and only three members of the lineup collected hits. Thairo Estrada had a career game where he hit two home runs and a double. Kyle Holder hit well too, collecting a single, double, an RBI, and two stolen bases. Connor Spencer also had a good night with a single and a home run. Charleston only needed two pitchers to keep the opposition to one run. Cody Carroll allowed only one run over three hits and four walks, striking out seven batters over 5.0 innings. Simon De la Rosa entered the game, pitching four innings, allowing three hits and two walks, and striking out six.